Vascular medicine

Vascular medicine covers medical treatment of all conditions that result from problems in the arteries and veins. Much of the vascular surgery that we now do at The London Clinic is minimally invasive, and endovascular procedures are becoming more common.

Endovascular surgery

Endovascular surgery carried out by the experienced team at The London Clinic is at the cutting edge of this branch of vascular medicine. We treat patients with major, life-threatening aneurysms in the aorta, and blockages in the major arteries that lead to the legs, arms, head and organs.

Vascular surgery

Vascular surgery at The London Clinic expanded recently with the introduction of a hybrid operating theatre, which was completed in July 2012.

Endovascular procedures

Our preparation for endovascular procedures is meticulous; each patient has several types of scan, including CT scanning, ultrasound investigations and MRI scans.

Hybrid operating theatre

The hybrid operating theatre allows us complete flexibility in the procedures we need to do so that we can:

  • Combine endovascular surgery and open vascular surgery in a planned procedure, or switch between the 2 techniques as required by individual circumstances. The lighting in the hybrid operating theatre, for example, is completely adjustable so that it can be modified to suit the procedure.
  • Use sophisticated X-ray imaging, including CT-type scans at any point in the procedure, whether this is planned or unplanned. The imaging equipment has been installed in a ‘pull-out’ design, so that it is immediately accessible, but is out of the way when not in use.